Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods w/ fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — 1/2 price after 7:30
Thursdays, Pop Up Showcase of T.O.’s best in the indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays Invited guest chefs, amateur or professional, cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and priced around $10-$14 (incl. tax). Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-In Dinner


December 2 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Roasted Carrot Gnocchi by Emily Zimmerman

Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Roasted carrot gnocchi, with sun-dried tomatoes, crushed chili, and lemony sage and kale pesto, served with a warm lentil salad. $12 +HST 1/2 price after 7:30 Dessert: Dark chocolate and rosemary mousse. … Continue reading


December 3 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Mexi-Cuban Tacos by Jacob Saphra

Cuban flavours meet Mexican tortillas in this Latin-inspired vegan taco mashup! Mexi-Cuban Tacos: 2 corn tortillas – one with guava, orange zest & chipotle BBQ pulled seitan, with crunchy red cabbage slaw, and the other lime & ancho fried plantains … Continue reading


December 4 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Udon Noodle Soup by Marni Wolf

When it’s cold, there’s nothing like a big bowl of hot soup! Thick, chewy udon noodles in soup is a popular Japanese dish dating back to the 12th century. Although there are over a hundred varieties today, they all share … Continue reading

Len @ Dep

December 8 @

DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as … Continue reading

Every Wednesday: Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA box … Continue reading